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Offline Frank Lawler

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Both Knees Burning
« on: August 10, 2010, 06:25:11 PM »
It's been going on for 25 years, severity depending upon level of activity. Despite LR and Synovectomies (both knees each), and Patella Realignment (right knee only), there has been no relief. Now routine daily activities are compromised, so I continue to look for a solution. The only constant through the years is that most everyone who has looked at my knees has really found nothing wrong, one surgeon even describing them as looking like they should be "happy knees".
The symptom has always been the same: a terrible, diffuse burning sensation inside each knee. I think my best option at this point might be to ask my pain management specialist to test the saphenous nerves for referred pain. Has anyone out there had a similar experience? If so, any recommendations? Thanks.
2002 LR both knees
2009 Synovectomy both knees
2010 Patella Realignment right knee

Offline sune

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Re: Both Knees Burning
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 10:21:28 AM »
Hi Frank.

I too have a burning sensation in both knees. It started after arthroscopy in the left knee due to an injury in the patella, about four months post surgery. Oddly enough, in both knees, although I have never had surgery in the right knee. I wish I could tell you a solution, but I am myself looking for one. I have been tested for arthritis, with a negative result. Someone in this forum told me aboutsilica G5 which had worked for her. I'm thinking about trying alternative medicine… since it appears that standard medicine doesn't have the solution. It feels like some exaggerated inflammatory response to me, and I have also had tennis elbow for several years, as well as shin splints back when I was a runner,… looks like a pattern to me.

Best wishes,
Sune
1999: Chondral lesion on medial patellar facet. Synovium changes, grade II degeneration of neighbouring cartilage. Debridement (shaving) and lavage.
2009: 2nd arthroscopy,  debridement (shaving) and lavage.
2010: steroid injections
2012: MACI (2 patella, 1 trochlea)+Fulkerson+Lateral release

Offline gerine9903

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Re: Both Knees Burning
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 05:19:27 AM »
Have you or your OS considered RSD?  I had RSD after my first knee surgery and that was one of my symptoms.  I could imagine red devils stabbing me in my knee (I was 16).  The temperature of my knee and lower leg was colder than my right.  In general, my knee was very sensitive.  I went to 2 different OS who didn't believe me and didn't understand why I wasn't progressing.  The 3rd touched me and knew what it was and sent me for a bone scan to confirm.  The bone scan showed exaggerated healing.  My body was in overdrive and continually sending pain signals causing inflammation....the whole cycle.  Just something to ask your doctor about to try to rule out and come up with a solution.

Offline Frank Lawler

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Re: Both Knees Burning
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 11:24:41 PM »
Your reply is very timely. Saw my pain management specialist today, who suspects either a chronic synovitis or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, which I believe is the same thing as RDS. Next up is a nerve conductivity test. Meanwhile, I will be trying Cymbalta to calm things down. As I understand it, neuropathy is a difficult thing to treat.
2002 LR both knees
2009 Synovectomy both knees
2010 Patella Realignment right knee

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Re: Both Knees Burning
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 12:43:24 AM »
Hello all... reading your threads made me feel a sign of relief that others out there have the same issue.  I too have a burning sensation on the inside of my left knee along with hamstring pain.  About 3 years ago I had MCL, ACL, and Mencius surgery.  After that... I had another experimental procedure which they perform on professional athletes in the US called Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.  That did nothing to heal the pain... so about a week ago I went to a neurologist and he said that I will need to have my saphenous nerve cut... so either I would live with the pain or have no feeling on the inside of my knee and tingling toes.  Which is worse... pain or no feeling?  I am nervous but will choose the surgery because the pain is too much along with the burning sensation.   

Anyway... I will let you all know how the pain is after the surgery... it is in 3 weeks.















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